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Graphics Help Create Patterns

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The America’s Cup organizers approached Liz Diaz because they needed race-course marker buoys. “We have CAD software, which includes an application called Revolver that allows us to tackle 3-D projects like cones. So we came up with a design that met all of the race’s requirements and included symbols for where the zipper would go, where the top of the zipper would be, where the hems were, where the folding lines should be. Every sewing detail was built into the graphics. We sent the project specs to Echod Graphics in New York who put the ink on fabric, and a couple days later we could stitch right along the graphics to create the buoys.” (Read more about Diaz’s work with America’s Cup in the January/February 2014 issue of Marine Fabricator.)

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